The aim of this study was to develop and examine the reliability of a survey to assess knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors (KAB) of rehabilitation nurses for preventing urinary tract infections in persons requiring intermittent catheterization.
Cross-sectional survey with principal component analysis.
Survey development and administration based on national guidelines.
Principal component analysis produced three reliable components of KAB explaining 54.5% of response variance. Results indicate that nurses report adequate knowledge and training. Although the facility had an evidence-based online catheterization procedure, staff reported that the procedure was not helpful nor useable. Twenty-eight percent incorrectly identified the root cause of urinary tract infection, and 45% reported that other nurses always washed their hands. Barriers to using standard intermittent catheterization technique were staff, time, and patient variables.
The modified survey is a reliable measure of KAB.
The survey assists with identifying knowledge gaps, customizing education, and changing practice.
1 Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Minneapolis, MN, USA
2 Henrietta Schmoll School of Health, St. Catherine’s University, St. Paul, MN, USA
Correspondence: Tenzin Dawa, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, 800 E 28th Street, Mailstop 12201, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cite this article as: Dawa, T., Randolph, M., Moyers, P., Finch-Guthrie, P., Frie, B., & Filer, D. (2019). Rehabilitation nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors for preventing urinary tract infections from intermittent catheterization. Rehabilitation Nursing, 44(3), 171–180. doi: 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000125